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Sichuan's capital makes mark on world

Known as the hub of China's central and western regions, Chengdu is gaining recognition for its economic success, urban planning, environment, food and culture.

Tuesday, 26 April, 2011, 12:00am

Travellers' checks

Medan journey

12 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Traffickers seeking to sell disaster orphans

Unicef receives an SMS advertising 300 children from Aceh

Gangs of traffickers are aiming to make a financial killing by selling children orphaned by the tsunami disaster in Indonesia's devastated Aceh province.

5 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Semar's Cave

Semar's Cave

by John Mateer

Freemantle Arts Centre Press $140

It's December 1998. Indonesia has been unsettled by riots, forcing president Suharto to resign and prompting expats to pack their bags.

5 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

An orgy of violence

Those Chinese living in Medan, in Indonesia, including myself, went through hell with the riots, which took place in this town in Sumatra. On the second day of the riots, the looters were only one kilometre from my house and everyone in the house was so scared.

The scale of the rioting was so large that the authorities could not cope.

24 May 1998 - 12:00am

Tourism rules to be relaxed

INDONESIAN tourism officials in Hong Kong are planning to further relax travel formalities to attract more Chinese visitors.

Certificate of Identity (CI) holders in Hong Kong are now allowed to visit Indonesia only as members of usually inflexible tour groups. Their visas are processed through travel agents in the territory. Groups must have at least five travellers.

17 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Lenient penalties expected from mass trial over riots

QUICK and unusually lenient judgments are expected from the Medan Public Court, where a mass trial begins tomorrow for scores of men accused of participating in riots that swept through Sumatra's largest city in April.

The trials have attracted international attention, not only from human rights organisations but also labour officials.

5 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Indonesian workers rekindle racial fears

SHATTERED windows and bloodstained streets are the only visible reminders of riots that raged in Sumatra's largest city Medan last month. But anti-Chinese hatred still simmers after an eruption of violence that left one Chinese businessman beaten to death.

22 May 1994 - 12:00am